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, john kerry, met with his russian counterpart in paris. we do not know the outcome of that. in fact, they've not shown their faces since the meeting began. and for the first time, we're hearing from ukraine's new leader. he delivered a blunt message to president putin. the crimea peninsula is not up for grabs. >> yimcrimea is, was, and will an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> of course, the fact of the matter on the ground is that is not the truth. right now crimea belongs to the russians. i say that because the russians control every strategic point there. they control the naval facilities, they control the ports. and today, they took over two strategic defense areas, defense missile systems. it appears now they control just about everything. well, overnight, united states time, my crew and i flew down to crimea to get a look on the ground and we'll begin where we landed. we arrived at the airport midday. and everything seemed pretty normal. nobody bothering you, nobody asking questions, nobody staring you down in any strange way. the weather much better here than in the n
the fires and fighting that erupted in independence square. today the secretary of state, john kerry, toured the square where more than 80 people died in those protests. he pledged $1 billion in aid to ukraine and, again, called for russia's president, vladimir putin, to stand down in the crimea. that's a peninsula 400 miles from where we are now. a critical area for shipping right on the black sea. in addition, russia has a huge navy base there and it is russia's only port that doesn't freeze in the winnerter. as much as western ukraine tries to align withure open and the rest of the west, it is clear president putin does not want to give up russia's grip on this region. president putin's troops surrounded military base, blocked ships and raided government buildings. that happened in the early going. they essentially took complete control of the region, all with no bloodshed. as the stand-off drags on tonight, we are seeing signs that the tension is, indeed, building. as i mentioned, fox news confirmed minutes ago russia did test fire a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. defense
of the cold war. tomorrow, secretary of state john kerry is set to go to kiev where the crisis began. that's where we saw the deadly protests. the latest action is in crimea, a region along the black sea. strategically important and socially as well. it is important to russia because the russian navy has a base there. a warm water port here to the black sea. russian officials say they're trying to protect their citizens in the region, which is dubious to hear from many analysts. secretary of state called that a trumped up excuse. we have team fox coverage. wendell is live with reaction from the white house. first, let's get to eric shawn at the united nations. we're expecting a meeting to happen within the hour. right? >> yes, that meeting of the emergency meeting of the security council, 30 minutes from now here at the u.n. the third time the security council diplomats have gathered during the crisis. russia has called for the meeting so we'll have to see the implications of that. perhaps if it had to do with the supposed deadline. there's -- the ukrainian ambassador tells us there is a t
this ridow of fighter jets training. secretary of state john kerry says putin claims the drills have nothing to do with ukraine. secretary kerry says he is asking the russians to let ukrainian make their own doeses. >> i talked to the foreign minister and we talked about the transition and the events in ukraine and the region, and i asked specifically that russia work with the united states and with our friends and allies in order to support ukraine, to rebuild unity, security, and a healthy economy. >> but there is no sign of unity just yet in ukraine. witnesses say heavily armed men stormed government building in the southern part of ukraine and raised a russian flag in crime -- crimea. >> war games along the border. what do you make of it? >> it's intimidation by the russian government these war games are meant to send a new government in kiev that it better not drift far from the russian orbit, and you pat together with president yanukovych is in russia, and what you also reported, the storming of parliamently building and russian flags. this is russian trying to make sure that it both p
of state john kerry issued the strongest statement yet from a u.s. official, warning russia nat to intervene in -- not to intervene in ukraine. >> we believe, national security adviser rice, made it very clear some i made it it clear that interception in our judgment would be a very grave mistake. the question is whether or not whats happening now might be crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> jay carney reinforced the message from the white house. >> we are watching to see as the secretary said, whether or not russia is doing anything that might be crossing the line in any way. >> the white house being very careful not to issue any red lines, a mistake they lived to regret in syria. >> almost as if they're wearing blindfolds. hundreds of pictures out of this region. the airport in crimea has been taken over the russians and they're like, if he does something? still if? seriously? >> still if. and here at the pentagon they're not doing anything. we asked pentagon officials what they plan to do. they said they are wat
of state john kerry as the russians prepare to show off their military might. a move that has western leaders warning we will be watching. the russian president vladimir putin ordered an urgent drill for troops in western russia. that's along the country's border with the ukraine where bloody protests drove the president into hiding after he cozied up to the kremlin. now we're seeing new demonstrations in ukraine. fist fights broke out in the streets in the south today. on one side folks who want the country to align with the russians, on the other side those pushing to go the way of the west, who want nothing to do with their former russian rulers. russia's leaders have said publicly they will not interfere with ukraine. but the prime minister, said that the situation is putting russia's interests at risk. that's the same thing russian officials said right before invading the former soviet republic of georgia in 2008. now u.s. officials are warning russ russia, do not make a repeat in the ukraine. with us now the former defense secretary william cohen. he also served in congress duri
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